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Pokémon Go estimated at over 75M downloads worldwide – TechCrunch


TechCrunch

Pokémon Go estimated at over 75M downloads worldwide
TechCrunch
The time it took Pokémon Go to reach 50 million Android downloads is a record across games tracked by Sensor Tower, which put the news into context by comparing it to other Android top performers. The next-fastest was Color Switch, a puzzle game, and …
Pokemon Go Already on the Decline in USPC Magazine
'Pokémon Go' daily active users are slipping, but is the fad over?Mashable
Should you believe those Pokemon Go download numbers?BBC News
SocialTimes –Motley Fool –Christian Science Monitor –PYMNTS.com
all 88 news articles »

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 9:56 pm

New Mobius Final Fantasy Trailer Shows Off Its Impressive Visuals – GameSpot


GameSpot

New Mobius Final Fantasy Trailer Shows Off Its Impressive Visuals
GameSpot
Square Enix has released a new teaser trailer for Mobius Final Fantasy, its new mobile game that launches next week. The video isn't our first look at the game, which is already available in Japan, but it does offer a good look at what its combat
Final Fantasy 15 Movie Gets New Trailer, Release DateGame Rant
Newest trailer for CG film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15 reveals English voice actingPolygon
'Final Fantasy Brave Exvius' Reaches 5 Million Users Outside Of JapaniDigitalTimes.com
VentureBeat –Blastr –PlayStation LifeStyle –Shacknews
all 108 news articles »

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 9:01 pm

New Portal Offers Decryption Tools For Some Ransomware Victims – Dark Reading


Engadget

New Portal Offers Decryption Tools For Some Ransomware Victims
Dark Reading
Nomoreransom.org, a joint initiative between Europol, the Dutch National Police, Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security, offers help in getting encrypted data back. Victims of crypto ransomware now have an online portal they can turn to for help in trying to
Security Experts Team Up to Help You Fight RansomwarePC Magazine
'No More Ransom' helps you fight ransomware without payingEngadget
Europol teams with Intel, Kaspersky on ransomware advice siteDigital Trends
BBC News –The Register –ZDNet –Business Wire (press release)
all 33 news articles »

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 8:59 pm

Microsoft’s upcoming service agreement changes help you hang on to your Xbox Gamertag – Windows Central


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Microsoft's upcoming service agreement changes help you hang on to your Xbox Gamertag
Windows Central
Microsoft has announced it will be making a number of changes to the user agreements for several of its services. One of them adds a requirement for Xbox Live users so they can keep using their Gamertag. Microsoft. Before you start to panic, you can
Xbox One drops to $249, now half of its launch-day priceArs Technica
Xbox Live Gamertags Now Expire if You Don't Log in Frequently EnoughGameSpot
Microsoft almost went with 'Xbox 3' instead of 'Xbox 360' for its sophomore consoleShacknews
Microsoft –The Verge –Twitter
all 148 news articles »

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 8:42 pm

Google Maps gets a cleaner look and starts highlighting areas of interest – TechCrunch


TechCrunch

Google Maps gets a cleaner look and starts highlighting areas of interest
TechCrunch
It's been a busy week for the Google Maps team. As we reported earlier today, the Google Maps apps are getting a Wi-Fi-only mode and the team is also bringing more crowdsourcing tools to the mobile apps. The company kept the biggest announcement for …
Google Maps gets cleaner look, areas of interestCNET
Google Maps is rolling out Wi-Fi only mode and mass transit delay notifications to some usersAndroid Police
Google Maps for Android to add “WiFi-only” modeSearch Engine Land
AppleInsider (press release) (blog) –Engadget –The Verge –Droid Life (press release) (blog)
all 71 news articles »

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 8:19 pm

NASA’s NEEMO Expedition Will Begin This Summer, Team To Engage In Mars-Like Simulations – Design & Trend


Design & Trend

NASA's NEEMO Expedition Will Begin This Summer, Team To Engage In Mars-Like Simulations
Design & Trend
NASA astronauts will train deep beneath the ocean for deep space missions. The space agency looks to prepare their astronauts by putting them in extreme environments, a feature that both the Red Planet and the ocean have in common. On its website, the …
Astronauts' undersea training will simulate space conditionsPulse Headlines
Space analysts say Mars mission needs more fundingHouston Chronicle
NASA is going under the sea … and you'll never guess whyMorning Ticker
New Scientist –Modern Readers –Times LIVE –Science World Report
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Posted on 25 July 2016 | 7:47 pm

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Iris Scanner Setup Leaked, Long List Of Limitations Revealed – International Business Times


International Business Times

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Iris Scanner Setup Leaked, Long List Of Limitations Revealed
International Business Times
Numerous reports already suggest that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 7 is likely to feature a new biometric security measure called the “iris scanner,” incorporated into the handset. More images of the Galaxy Note 7's iris scanner setup have leaked
Samsung envisions new wireless chargers that stand tallCNET
Galaxy Note 7 to have bigger battery than Note 5 but smaller than Galaxy S7 edgeBGR
Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge: What We Know So FarGotta Be Mobile
Phandroid.com –Android Headlines –SlashGear –TechnoBuffalo
all 204 news articles »

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 3:58 pm

Apple Taps Bob Mansfield to Oversee Car Project – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Apple Taps Bob Mansfield to Oversee Car Project
Wall Street Journal
Apple Inc. AAPL -1.34 % has tapped a highly regarded senior executive who helped bring to market many of Apple's signature products to oversee its fledgling automobile project, according to people familiar with the matter. Bob Mansfield had stepped
Apple shakes up electric vehicle team, places Bob Mansfield in charge of 'Project Titan' – reportAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple's next secret-project hire? Bob Mansfield, former hardware execCNET
Apple's Car Project Might Have a New LeaderFortune
Macworld –PC Magazine –TechCrunch –9 to 5 Mac
all 55 news articles »

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 2:59 pm

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: the 10 best new features – The Verge


The Verge

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: the 10 best new features
The Verge
In just a few short days, Microsoft will be celebrating Windows 10's first birthday. It has been a busy year that has seen a number of Windows 10 updates with new features and improvements, but the biggest one is arriving on August 2nd. Microsoft's
Decision time, Windows users: Is the Windows 10 Anniversary Update worth the upgrade?GeekWire
Here are the key security features coming to Windows 10 next weekCIO
Microsoft Brings Christmas In August With Windows 10 Anniversary UpdateForbes
Gizmodo –Business Insider –eWeek –PCWorld
all 145 news articles »

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 1:00 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Verizon to buy Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion

A combination photo of Yahoo logo in Rolle Switzerland and a Verizon sign in San Diego CaliforniaVerizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash to expand its digital advertising and media business, ending a lengthy sale process for the fading Web pioneer. The purchase will boost Verizon's AOL internet business, which it bought last year for $4.4 billion, as it gains access to Yahoo's ad technology tools, BrightRoll and Flurry, and search, mail and messenger assets. "Yahoo gives us scale that is what is most critical here, Marni Walden, who is head of product innovation and new business at Verizon told CNBC, adding that the company's audience will go from the millions to the billions.

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 11:56 am

Nintendo shares dive as company plays down Pokemon GO’s earnings impact

Cosplayer dressed as a character of the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo participate in a "poketour" organized by the municipality in San SalvadorBy Junko Fujita TOKYO (Reuters) – Shares in Nintendo Co tumbled as much as 18 percent on Monday after the company said Pokemon GO would have a limited impact on its earnings – their biggest setback so far after a huge run-up on the smash-hit game. The Kyoto-based gaming company, which is due to report first-quarter results this week, surprised markets with a statement on Friday that income garnered through its 32 percent stake in affiliate Pokemon Company, which owns the licensing rights, would be limited and that it did not plan to revise its earnings outlook for now. "The market has overreacted to the Nintendo statement," said David Gibson, a senior analyst at Macquarie Securities Group, noting the game in Japan had broken records with 10 million downloads in one day.

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 6:31 am

Illinois Republican lawmaker resigns, cites Facebook, Twitter hacks

By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) – A prominent Illinois Republican has resigned from the state legislature, citing multiple incidents of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts set up in his name in recent weeks. “After some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service,” Representative Ron Sandack, House Republican floor leader, said in a resignation letter dated Sunday and provided on Monday by the Republican Caucus. Sandack, known as an adamant defender of Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s initiatives on the floor of the Democratic-dominated House, was up for re-election in November against Democrat Greg Hose.

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 9:44 pm

U.S. judge faults Uber, bans background check in NY lawsuit

Uber logo on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, CaliforniaA federal judge on Monday banned Uber Technologies Inc and its Chief Executive Travis Kalanick from using information from a background check on a passenger bringing a price-fixing lawsuit, saying the investigative firm conducting the probe may have engaged in criminal conduct. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan also faulted the popular ride-sharing service for hiring the firm, Ergo, at all. Rakoff called it a "sad day" that Uber felt compelled to authorize what became an "intrusive and clandestine," and ultimately unsuccessful, probe to unearth damaging information about the plaintiff Spencer Meyer and his lawyer.

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 5:07 pm

Zenefits fined $62,500 by Tennessee regulators in first settlement on licensing

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Software startup Zenefits must pay the state of Tennessee $62,500 for violating insurance requirements, state officials said on Monday, marking the first settlement with regulators as the scandal-hit company seeks to redeem itself after revelations it had flouted the law. “Under the company’s past leadership, compliance with insurance laws and regulations was almost an afterthought,” Julie Mix McPeak, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, said in a statement. Fortunately, new company leadership has demonstrated a dedication to righting the ship.” Zenefits, which makes human resources software, may continue operating in Tennessee.

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 8:18 pm

SoftBank’s robot Pepper to be rolled out in Taiwan later this year

A SoftBank's robot 'pepper', performs during a news conference in TaipeiSoftBank Corp's human-like robot Pepper will be rolled out in Taiwan later this year with about 100 rented units making their appearance in some banks and Carrefour SA shops, executives handling Pepper's sales in the island said on Monday. Taiwan is set to become one of the first markets outside of Japan to launch Pepper, a key plank in SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son's vision of future technology centered on 'internet of things', a network of devices, vehicles and building sensors that collect and exchange data. The island is also home of the robot's contract maker Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co .

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 10:18 am

DNC quotes Dumbledore, Hogwarts’ rigger-in-chief, on election reform

DNC quotes Dumbledore, Hogwarts’ rigger-in-chief, on election reformIf there’s a single theme in this year’s Democratic National Convention, it’s that there may be a rift between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters, but the party can still team up long enough to stop He Who Must Not Be Named — meaning, obviously, Voldemort. At least, that’s what I’m getting from Diane Russell, a Sanders delegate and Maine state representative who framed her speech at the convention around some advice from Harry Potter. "You know," she said, "Dumbledore from Harry Potter once said, ‘It takes great courage to stand up to your enemies.

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 11:34 pm

John Oliver returns to deconstruct the insanity of the Republican National Convention

After taking an extended summer break, Last Week Tonight returned on Sunday night to tackle the Republican National Convention. As you might expect, John Oliver was both incredibly amused and evidently horrified by the proceedings. Chances are you’ve already gotten your fill of RNC coverage over the past several days, but this is still worth a watch. SEE ALSO:  Watch all the hot movie trailers released at Comic-Con right here “The Republican National Convention in Cleveland — the most apocalyptic thing ever to happen to that city… and bear in mind their river has repeatedly caught fire,” said Oliver to kick off his RNC-focused segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNdkrtfZP8I He covers Melania’s plagiarized speech, Rudy Giuliani’s rant, Ted Cruz’s dissent and the GOP’s now-defunct plan to attract minority voters by emphasizing an inclusive message (rather than one of turning away immigrants). But the best part of the segment has to be when Oliver unearths a truly terrifying, prescient clip from a DVD extra of The Apprentice . The RNC was definitely the primary talking point for Oliver last night, but there was another segment that HBO decided to share with its online audience as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32n4h0kn-88 Not a song I’m going to put on my iPhone any time soon, but pretty clever.

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 11:30 pm

US Special Forces are getting a ‘missile sub’ delivery vehicle

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 11:23 pm

Science worries binge-watching could be killing you

Science worries binge-watching could be killing youNew research links excessive TV watching and killer blood clots. That could be especially bad news for those who like to watch entire seasons of their favorite shows at a time.

Posted on 25 July 2016 | 11:18 pm